Michael Hewett
Being In Dreaming


“Being in Dreaming signals the appearance of not only a guitar master, but a composer of quietly epic dimensions.”
John Diliberto, Echoes Radio

Bio

Michael Hewett began his musical studies at age ten with clarinet and piano. Throughout his childhood, he awoke every day to the sounds of his father, Skip, playing Bach, Gershwin, Debussy, and Granados on the piano. His first exposure to rock music was listening to Jimi Hendrix, but it wasn't until he heard his sister's Van Halen records that he became inspired to play the guitar. With a $50 electric guitar from Sears, and an old radio receiver hooked up to a car stereo speaker, Michael eagerly learned all that Skip had to teach him. Within a year he had a formal guitar teacher, and was learning the repertoires of the virtuosos of the day--Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Steve Morse.

Michael graduated early from high school and entered Berklee College of Music on a scholarship as one of the school's youngest students. Upon graduating with a BA in Performance, he moved to New York City with his writing partner to start a band, and they played the rock circuit for a few years. It was on a fateful weekend in the Catskills that Michael heard the music of legendary guitarist Michael Hedges--he became inspired to start writing material for what would become his first self-produced CD.

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Clips
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  1. Nagual
 

2. Capricorn

  3. The Ever-Widening Circle
  4. Sedona  
  5. Crisis & Observation  
  6. Transmission  
  7. I Cover the Abyss with a Trance  
  8. Being in Dreaming (savasana)
Press

“…the latest CD from NYC guitarist Michael Hewett blends the alternative cool of progressive acoustic jazz with the headphone aura of say a Pink Floyd album. Hewett carves a fine new niche for modern acoustic/electric instrumental guitar performance.”
Robert Silverstone, 20th Century Guitar Magazine

“Michael Hewett's ‘Being In Dreaming’, recalls classics … albums we couldn't live without in the days of our searchful youth.”
Chuck Horn, WDET - 101.9 FM, Detroit, Michigan

“After listening to the first three cuts from Being in Dreaming, it was an automatic add....I look forward to listening to the rest of the CD in my car, to see what I'll program next week....  Automatically an NAV Top 10.”
Doug Cole, KOCV - 91.3 FM, Odessa, Texas

“Michael Hewett's ‘Being in Dreaming’ is a striking and evocative work that ventures beyond typical musical boundaries into wonderful new uncharted territory.  It's simultaneously both soothing and edgy, and is a perfect fit for my program and audience.”
Ken Field, WMBR, Cambridge, Massachusetts

“I found Michael Hewett's Being in Dreaming rich in sounds, unpredictable in chord progressions, relaxing to listen to...what more could you ask for in New Age Music?”
Sarah Frey, Planet Waves, WKMS, Murray, Kentucky

Provides you a visual journey thru music with the rhythmic touch of the guitar. Passionate, warm, inviting.” Marie Michaels, Music Beyond Words
KJCD 104.3, Denver, Colorado

“…an extremely compelling CD, with well thought-out compositions, terrific musicianship, and superb production values.  It’s good to see someone taking the torch and running with it.”
Nick Francis, Quiet Music,
syndicated to 40 stations from Atlanta, Georgia

“[Hewett] creates gorgeous moods … plenty of depth and substance to engage the mind and spirit … Hewett has made a beautiful record.”
Chris Nickson, All Music Guid

Links

www.michaelhewett.com


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